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How to Create Posters
Creating a Poster in PowerPoint
This step-by-step guide shows you how to create posters in PowerPoint. It also includes information on how to print your poster.
Grey Literature Resources
Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis Guidelines
The CONSORT Statement
Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement provides a minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trials. It includes a checklist and flow diagram to provide guidance on the design, analysis, and participants through the trial.
The PRISMA Statement
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) provides guidelines for reporting research results and transparency.
Instutite of Medicine (IOM) Standards for Systematic Reviews
Provides standards for systematic reviews by the Institute of Medicine including initiating, locating individual studies, synthesizing evidence, and reporting. To see the complete report online for free use this link.
Systematic Reviews in Health care: Meta-Analysis in Context
An ebook by Matthias Egger, Gregory Davey Smith, and Douglas G. Altman.
Locating Previous Systematic Reviews
PubMed Clinical Queries
Uses a search filter to locate systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and reviews of clinical trials, in addition to a few more items. Allows you to search with a few keywords.
Use the EBM function to search for systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
"An international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome." Search for ongoing and completed systematic reviews.
Citation Management Tools
Special software can help you to organize your research and easily
create footnotes, citations, and formatted bibliographies. The four
basic functions of citation management software are:
- Save references from research databases, or create new references
- Add value to references with notes and keywords
- Insert citations into a document
- Format a bibliography for that document in a selected style (for example, Chicago, APA, or a specific journal style)
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service that allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from text files or online databases. RefWorks features also facilitate manuscript preparation, allowing for automatic formatting of the paper and the bibliography. RefWorks is free to current University of Arizona faculty, staff and students.
Provides you with the latest news on Refworks, any changes or information about newer versions released. Also links to tips and tricks, videos, and resources on how to use Refworks.
EndNote is bibliographic management software that you install on your computer. If you want to use EndNote, you or your department must purchase a license. Note: Some departments may already have licenses. The library does license Endnote Web which is available to UA affiliates through Web of Science.
EndNote Web can be used and accessed through the database Web of Knowledge. Once you create an account, you can use it and even transfer citations from the desktop version. Its available to all UA affiliates. For help using EndNote Web, see the tutorials link.
Citing Medicine, 2nd edition
NLM style guide provides a list of references for publication, reference standards, and individuals for formatting bibliographies.